European countries troubled by Pakistani nationals, European security at stake due to illegal migrants: Report

European countries troubled by Pakistani nationals, European security at stake due to illegal migrants: Report

Illegal migrants from Pakistan are undermining European security and looking for opportunities to make quick money through crime. According to the report of Asian Light International, 11 people smuggled by Dr. Israr Hussain, a BS-21 officer in the Foreign Office, are at the center of the new scam. Pakistani newspaper The News International reported that Dr. Israr Hussain was Additional Secretary (Europe) at the relevant time when he sent messages and emails supporting visa applications of people who either disappeared or sought asylum in various European cities.

In a report on 2 August, the newspaper quoted unidentified government officials as saying that it was a case suitable for a thorough investigation, but there was no word from the government. It is the latest development in a series of incidents spanning the past few years, in which, according to official Pakistani estimates, around 40,000 Pakistani nationals enter Europe via Iran and Turkey each year. Several European governments have looked at security issues with Pakistani illegal immigrants committing crimes to make quick money. Reports say that he also attends private conferences organized by extremist bodies.

Illegal migrants to Europe arrive every year via Iran and Turkey

The Pakistan government is yet to investigate a high-ranking diplomat, who is at the center of the human trafficking scandal, who facilitated visas for 11 ineligible persons from several European embassies in Islamabad, Asian Light International reported. . According to official Pakistani estimates, around 40,000 Pakistani nationals enter Europe each year via Iran and Turkey. European authorities are unable to treat the activities of these illegal people as petty crimes because a group in Turkey was found taking photographs of women for a local women's trafficking racket.

There have been reports of Pakistani diplomats and officials abroad themselves indulging in the crime. In October 2018, Pakistani bureaucrat Zarar Haider Khan was caught on camera stealing the wallet of a Kuwaiti representative. Haider Khan was arrested after the incident at the Pakistan-Kuwait joint ministerial meeting. On April 27 last year, two diplomats from Pakistan's embassy in South Korea were caught shopping at a store in Seoul and were arrested.

The latest scam came to light on the basis of a complaint by a travel agent who had conducted detailed correspondence. He had arranged travel documents and a stay in Europe for 11 Pakistani nationals, who paid PKR 1.5 million each on the promise of getting a job.

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